Huston-Tillotson University a building block of Austin’s African-American community


One of the most important building blocks of Austin’s African-American community isn’t a person, but a place.

Without it, tens of thousands would have missed out on the opportunity to make their scholastic dreams come true.

There are nine historically black colleges and universities in Texas. One of them calls Austin home.

Students ready to go to the next level of their education spend an afternoon at the Carver Museum to see if a historically black college or university (HBCU) is in their future.

HBCUs from across the country are represented, including Austin’s own Huston-Tillotson University.

There were few colleges dedicated to educating African-Americans before the Civil War. The roots of Tillotson College date back to 1875. The school began classes in 1881.

Samuel Huston…

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